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Monthly Archives: February 2020

Sir Mark Elder

Review: An evening of Ravel, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

February 27, 2020 Comments Off on Review: An evening of Ravel, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev, Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

In a brief intermission between winter storms, concert-goers in Manchester took shelter in The Bridgewater Hall and warmed themselves with the musical radiance of the Hallé Orchestra.

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Review: Eimear McBride, Martin Harris Centre, Manchester

February 27, 2020 Comments Off on Review: Eimear McBride, Martin Harris Centre, Manchester

The novels of Eimear McBride, you might say, begin where she once was – enduring the loss of a brother to a brain tumour, studying drama in London.

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Theatre Review: Quality Street, The Lowry, Salford

February 27, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Quality Street, The Lowry, Salford

For most people these days, J.M. Barrie’s name is linked entirely with his brainchild, a figure ambiguous enough to change with the shifting emphases of popular culture – Peter Pan, the child who never grew up.

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Theatre Review: Four Minutes Twelve Seconds, Oldham Coliseum

February 26, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Four Minutes Twelve Seconds, Oldham Coliseum

The iPhone has a lot to answer for.

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Picture Gallery: And Say the Animal Responded? FACT, Liverpool

February 24, 2020 Comments Off on Picture Gallery: And Say the Animal Responded? FACT, Liverpool

What would animals say to us if we listened to them?

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Words in the Sand, courtesy of The Brontë Parsonage.

Picture Gallery: Lindsey Tyson and Sarah Dew – Go Back With Me, Brontë Parsonage Museum

February 24, 2020 Comments Off on Picture Gallery: Lindsey Tyson and Sarah Dew – Go Back With Me, Brontë Parsonage Museum

Calling all Brontë fans…

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Win tickets to see Morrissey at Leeds First Direct Arena

February 24, 2020 Comments Off on Win tickets to see Morrissey at Leeds First Direct Arena

Win tickets to see Morrissey at Leeds First Direct Arena. 

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Book Review: Melting Point by Baret Magarian

February 20, 2020 Comments Off on Book Review: Melting Point by Baret Magarian

In the normal course of things, the brevity of the short story can ensure that even the most elegant of constructions, the most cathartic of conclusions, can fade from the memory.

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Theatre Review: Ghost Stories, The Lowry, Salford

February 19, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: Ghost Stories, The Lowry, Salford

The most important thing to say about Ghost Stories, currently at The Lowry, is that it’s a unique, memorable stage experience delivered with real intelligence, showmanship and skill.

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Theatre Review: A Little Space, HOME

February 18, 2020 Comments Off on Theatre Review: A Little Space, HOME

This extraordinary piece of almost-dance is the result of a collaboration between two companies, Gecko and Mind the Gap.

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